Missoula Man Charged With Four Felonies After Attacking Former Girlfriend [WATCH] [DOCUMENT]
34 year-old Jason Sanders is being held on $70,000 bond after allegedly punching, strangling and tying up his former girlfriend, beating her with a frying pan, then threatening her with a box cutter.
Court documents indicate that Sanders and the victim had a six year relationship and shared a child together. On Saturday, the victim caught Sanders trying to enter her home, but he fled when officers arrived. The victim then told officers about the assault that occurred on August 14.
The victim showed the responding officers photographs of her injuries from that attack. At the conclusion of the interview there was a knock at the door, and it was Sanders, who was then placed under arrest.
Sanders has been charged with felony partner or family member assault, kidnapping, assault with a weapon and aggravated assault, all felonies, along with misdemeanor unlawful restraint.
In Justice Court on Monday, Deputy Missoula County Attorney Selene Koepke asked substitute Justice of the Peace Suzanne Geer for $100,000 bond.
"The defendant struck her multiple times with several objects, including a quart-sized pan," Koepke said. "He also tied her up and held a box-cutter to her throat. The state is asking that if he be released that he would have no contact with the victim or their child, and that he be constrained from the victim's residence."
Each felony count carries a maximum possible penalty of up to 20 years in prison, with fines up to $50,000. The misdemeanor count carries a possible six-month sentence and a $500 fine.
Judge Geer set bond at $70,000. His next court appearance will be October 14.